House Dems lay into Dermer over speech

Israel’s ambassador to the United States gets an earful from a half-dozen House Democrats angered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s acceptance of a Republican invitation to address Congress next month.

Ron Dermer meets privately with seven Jewish Democrats to discuss Netanyahu’s plans for a March 3 speech on Iran.

Israel's Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer, July 29, 2014 (photo credit: Ron Sachs)
Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer, July 29, 2014 (photo credit: Ron Sachs)

A senior congressional aide says the lawmakers complained about the escalating partisanship surrounding the speech.

House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation came with the Obama administration in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.

Boehner’s move has angered the White House and Democrats.

Associated Press

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